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Prescott, Sarah S.

Winter 2020

3166 Jefferies Hall
Sarah Prescott earned a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from Harvard Law School, where she graduated with honors and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for the Hon. Gary Allen Feess in the Central District of California before joining Ivins, Phillips & Barker in Washington, D.C. She practiced there until 2006, when she joined Deborah Gordon PLC. Since that time, she has practiced throughout Michigan's state and federal courts, and in the Sixth Circuit, representing plaintiffs in a variety of civil rights and employment law matters. Her cases have been covered by the Detroit Free Press, National Law Journal, Wall Street Journal (online), "20/20," ABC News, MSNBC, and local papers and outlets. In 2009, Professor Prescott was appointed to the advisory board for the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. She has been asked to testify a number of times for worker-friendly changes to Michigan law in Lansing, and in late 2009, she helped write and lobby for the first amendment to Michigan's anti-discrimination law in over 20 years. Finally, as a cooperating attorney with the ACLU, she has worked pro bono to assist clients challenging discrimination. Professor Prescott is a member of the bars of California, Washington, D.C., and Michigan, and is an officer of Michigan's Employment Lawyers Association.



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